Washington: Quick Turnaround as 10 Round Magazine Ban Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing this Week

Gun Rights

On Wednesday, February 16, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider an amended version of extreme magazine ban legislation, Senate Bill 5078.  The measure only passed out of the Senate late last week and has already been referred and scheduled for a committee hearing.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters need to contact committee members as soon as possible in OPPOSITION to Senate Bill 5078.

Senate Bill 5078, bans the manufacture, possession, sale, transfer, importation, etc., of magazines that “are capable of holding,” or hold more than, 10 rounds of ammunition.  This includes conversion kits or parts from which any such magazine may be assembled.  These so-called “high capacity” magazines are, in fact, standard equipment for commonly-owned firearms that many Americans constitutionally and effectively use for an entire range of lawful purposes, such as self-defense or competition.  For example, the Glock 19 was the most commonly purchased firearm of 2021 and has a standard-issue magazine that holds 15 rounds of ammunition.  Any violation of this measure is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Please, also record your opposition for the record (does not require testimony): 

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1. Go to: CSI (wa.gov)
2. Select – Committee: Civil Rights & Judiciary and Meetings: 2/16/22 at 10:00AM
3. Select Agenda Item: ESSB 5078 Large capacity magazines
4. Select Type of Testimony: “I would like my position noted for the legislative record” 
5. Select: “CON”

Again, please contact members of the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee and ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 5078. 

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